Three Aspidistras 1941

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No title - The Three Aspidistras singing.

Probably filmed at Pathe studios, London.

C/U of an aspidistra, it moves out of the way to reveal an old fashioned parlour, one man is playing the piano and the other man and woman are looking at an album. Various shots as they sing songs in...

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Cataloguer:
Emma
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
43190
Sort Number:
NSP 259
Time in/Out:
01:25:15:00 / 01:28:20:00
Canister:
NSP 259
Film ID:
1302.13
Issue Date:
17/03/1941

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  • The singers are John Mott (real surname Mottershead) and Elsie French who were married in real life. The pianist is Cornelius Fisher.

    They formed this act in the early 1930s and were one of the very first acts to appear at the Players' Theatre in King Street, Covent Garden when they started their 'Late Joys' Music Hall. The Aspidistras were still performing this act at The Players' in the late 70s/early 80s.

    Roger Fillary 5th Feb 2013

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